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Interest Level. Booksource Subjects. Listen in as ten YA authors - some familiar, some new - use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitalki Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors: from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poingnant, in prose, poetry and comic form. Complete Starter Grade 7 Library.
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How to resolve AdBlock issue? Write Review Add to favorites. Author s. Mitali Perkins, editor. Short Stories. Listen in as ten YA authors -- some familiar, some new -- use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. Henry Choi Lee discovers that pretending to be a tai chi master or a sought-after wiz at math wins him friends for a while -- until it comically backfires. A biracial girl is amused when her dad clears seats for his family on a crowded subway in under a minute, simply by sitting quietly between two uptight women.
Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poignant, in prose, poetry, and comic form. Editor reviews 1 reviews. Open Mic. November 13, Overall rating.
I'm a huge fan of diversity in YA. OPEN MIC is a collection that addresses the sometimes sensitive topic of race in ways that reflect the diversity of the authors.
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Most are written in such a way that bring light-heartiness without tearing down a culture. More than a few of these stories had me giggling and also relating with the characters.
Love how Mitali Perkins states that shared laughter fosters community and gets us talking about subjects that usually could cause division or discomfort. One of my favorites is by Mitali Perkins about getting 'points' on the boy scale from her older sisters and feeling that no boy will be interested in her other than being the exotic 'friend'. Neri shows in free verse the reactions of some on a German subway to an interracial family. The father here is great with how he handles apparent racism with a smile. Love this But here, they never had immigrants Also it shows that humor is universal and can break down barriers.
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